- ExxonMobil contribution supports pantry boxes for emergency support
- West Texas Food Bank is the largest nonprofit hunger relief organization in the Permian
MIDLAND, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil is supporting hunger relief in the Midland-Odessa area and across West Texas with a $100,000 donation to the West Texas Food Bank to help those facing difficult economic circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re proud to be able to help the communities where we operate and call home,” said Staale Gjervik, senior vice president at ExxonMobil Upstream Oil and Gas Company and president of XTO Energy. “With school closures, job disruptions and health risks, thousands of West Texans are turning to the West Texas Food Bank for much-needed support.”
The West Texas Food Bank has been feeding families in Midland-Odessa region and the entire West Texas area for more than 35 years. As the largest nonprofit, non-governmental hunger relief organization in the Permian Basin, the West Texas Food Bank distributes donated and purchased food to children, families and seniors with help from more than 80 partner agencies. This network provides food to individuals across 34,000 square miles of Texas.
“We have entered an uncertain time, but we are secure in the knowledge that our supporters are behind us,” said Libby Campbell, executive director at the West Texas Food Bank. “The support we have received from ExxonMobil is crucial in a time where the food bank is having to spend extraordinary amounts of money to purchase food. I am forever grateful for their support.”
In addition to its donation to the West Texas Food Bank, ExxonMobil is supplying the fuels and other products that consumers, first responders and health care workers need to address the challenges faced by COVID-19.
ExxonMobil is helping to meet demand for important products such as hand sanitizers, alcohol wipes and disinfectant sprays by manufacturing a key ingredient, isopropyl alcohol, and providing it to the customers and areas that need it most. ExxonMobil is also working with the Global Center for Medical Innovation to design and support the manufacturing of reusable shields and masks for health care workers.
ExxonMobil is a founding member of the Permian Strategic Partnership, an alliance of 19 energy companies operating in the Permian Basin, working in partnership with community leaders to address public education, healthcare, housing, roads and workforce development. In 2018, ExxonMobil contributed nearly $35 million to higher education, medical care, environmental research and arts and civic organizations in Texas and New Mexico.
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), one of the largest publicly traded international energy company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil engages in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, with a focus on math and science in the United States, promote women as catalysts for economic development, and combat malaria. In 2018, together with its employees and retirees, ExxonMobil, its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided $211 million in contributions worldwide. To learn more, visit exxonmobil.com and the Energy Factor.
About West Texas Food Bank
The West Texas Food Bank (WTFB) is a nonprofit hunger relief organization who distributes donated and purchased food through a network of over 80 Partner Agencies in 19 counties throughout West Texas. WTFB supports the nutritional needs of children, families and senior citizens through strategic partnerships with civic and corporate groups, as well as private donors. Every dollar donated helps provide four meals for the hungry, and 92 cents of every dollar goes directly to feed hungry West Texans. Founded in 1985, WTFB is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of hunger relief organizations. In 2019, roughly 6.5 million pounds of food was distributed to hungry West Texans.
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